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August 13, 2005

H-1B filing fees, premium processing and I-129 filing fee

The H-1B employers must now pay $1500 for each petition ($750 for those employers with not more than 25 employees). The employer must also pay a new $500 fraud prevention and detection fee for new H-1B employees. Employers exempt from the $1,000 fee are institutions of higher education and related or affiliated nonprofit entities; nonprofit research organizations; government research organizations; elementary and secondary schools. For a response within 15 business days from CIS premium processing costs $1,000. I-129 filing fee of $185.

Posted by VisaLawyer at August 13, 2005 04:26 PM

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